[News] 22-year-old Palestinian 8th to be killed by Israeli forces in massive Gaza protests
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Fri Mar 30 12:00:20 EDT 2018
22-year-old Palestinian 8th to be killed by Israeli forces in massive
March 30, 2018 - http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=779988
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces shot and killed a 22-year-old
Palestinian from Gaza on Friday afternoon, bringing thedeath toll
<http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=779984>to eight, as thousands
of Palestinians took to the border with Israel in what is being called
"The Great March of Return,"
<http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=779985>as Palestinian refugees
demand their right to return to their homelands inside historic
Palestine, now present-day Israel.
Ashraf al-Qidra, the spokesman for the Gaza Ministry of Health released
a statement identifying the eight slain Palestinian as Abd al-Fattah abd
Meanwhile, al-Qidra reported that over 500 Palestinians had been
injured. Leading up to the march, the Israeli army released a statement
saying it had declared the border area along Gaza a “closed military
zone,” meaning that any Palestinian who got close to the border fence
could risk getting shot.
The Israeli army released statements on Twitter describing the protests
as “violent riots.”
“17,000 Palestinians are rioting in 5 locations along the Gaza Strip
security fence. The rioters are rolling burning tires and hurling
firebombs & rocks at the security fence & IDF troops, who are responding
w riot dispersal means and firing towards main instigators,” the
Despite the Israeli army’s claims, Palestinian activists and leaders in
the Gaza Strip have maintained that the “March of Return” was organized
as a massive non-violent, weeks-long protest advocating for the return
of Palestinian refugees to their original homelands in historic
Palestine, now present day Israel.
Leading up to Friday, the first official day of the march -- which will
continue until the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, or catastrophe, in May
-- Palestinians set up tents along the border with Gaza, where
protesters plan to stay until the Nakba anniversary.
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